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"I read to lose myself and find myself at the same time." - Imani Mosley

Shakespeare Now Series

A series of actors, directors, and scholars who are pioneers in making Shakespeare relevant NOW.

Upcoming Events:

Spring 2022:

Monday, March 28th, 1:30 pm: Devon Glover, AKA The Sonnet Man, talks Hip-hop, Poetry, and Shakespeare over Zoom.

Wednesday April 20th at Playhouse Merced and April 22nd-24th in Yosemite National Park: Shakespeare in Yosemite 2022, a live production of Love's Labor's Lost starring several English majors and featuring behind-the-scenes work from many more.

Past Events:

Spring 2021:

Thursday, February 4, 1:30 pm: Paul Prescott: "Festive Shakespeare: Party in the USA?" interactive lecture. Zoom link.  

March 5, 7:00: Q&A with Debra Ann Byrd about her one-woman show, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey, available with a special Vimeo code for three days before March 5. Links and more info here

Shakespeare in Yosemite 2021: a brand new filmed production of CymbelineImogen in the Wild

Tuesday, April 27, 1:30 pm: Shakespeare and the Planet: a User's Guide, a roundtable organized by Paul Prescott

Past Events

Grassroots Shakespeare with Billy Wolfgang. April 6, 2020.

Shakespeare and Hip Hop with Devon Glover, AKA The Sonnet Man. April 13, 2020.

Acting and Gender with Lisa Wolpe. April 20, 2020.

In Conversation with Debra Ann Byrd, founder of Harlem Shakespeare Festival. November 5, 2020.

The making of Ricardo II / La Fabricación de Ricardo II. November 12, 2020.